Smart Bets: Djembefola Bolokada Conde

It's not every day you get to meet a West African djembefola (master drummer), but on Friday, Aug. 5, Bolokada Conde — a percussionist and performer from Guniea — will appear at Jubilee! He'll play with Asheville's Chikomo Marimba and the Skinny Beats Drum Crew at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, he'll do another show at Skinny Beats Drum Shop (4 Eagle St.). Conde "has a passionate style of drumming that connects the audience with a loving and genuine expression." Tickets are $18 in advance/$22 at the door for each show and can be purchased by phone at 768-2826 or at Skinny Beats Drum Shop. Conde will also lead group drum classes for beginners at Skinny Beats on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.


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